Challenges & Opportunities: Demand Response & Peak Load Reduction

This course will discuss LEED v4 Credit EA: Demand Response, including the credit’s intent, requirements, and efforts to drive the adoption of demand response and permanent peak load reduction in commercial buildings.

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Future-Proofing Buildings - Resilience in the Age of Climate Change

This course will help you to understand the hazards of climate change and the associated risks for the built environment. You will learn how to assess the risk and vulnerability of specific climate change hazards, and identify best practices to increase resilience and build adaptive capacity.

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A Tale of Two Centers: Applying Lessons Learned to New Design

This course will use two case studies to identify lessons learned in sustainable design, including the energy potential and cost impacts of renewable energy systems, how the economics of net-zero energy drive design decisions, and how energy modeling, airflow modeling and daylighting simulation incorporated into an integrated design process can optimize performance.

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Daylight Simulation at Four Architecture Firms

This course will discuss how four architecture firms approach daylighting design.

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LEED v4 Lessons Learned

This course will help you to understand the LEED v4 program from the perspective of project team members, improvements to the program, and how it raises the bar for green buildings.

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LEED v4 Update

This course will provide a general overview of LEED v4, including the overarching changes between LEED 2009 and LEED v4, the LEED v4 development approach, and resources available to LEED v4 projects.

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Spatial Daylight Autonomy - How the Metric Informs Design Decisions

This course will look defining what daylighting is and discuss the metrics. It covers the sDA and ASE calculation process. This course also highlights daylighting design research by looking at orientation, location, depth of space, surface reflectance, and many other factors.

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5 Ways Health Data Analysis Can Add Value To Green Design

This course will look at the links between health and the built environment, along with 5 ways health data can add value to green design. It will discuss how the physical environment is fundamental to human health, and break down the myths about the limitations of site-specific health data and the design process. This course covers the idea that it is important to not only look at health as a larger statistic at national levels, but actually look at the contextual health status of the occupants in the built environment and look at it in terms of due diligence, like you would look at other building codes in your site.

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Tuning the Rock - A Road Map to Efficiency

This course talks about the success story of NYC’s Rockefeller Center. It talks about how this project required the team to spend a lot of time over 3 years to define energy efficiency measures. Discuss temperance of metering, testing of equipment. This course addresses the idea of integrated process, and how it is a huge part of the success of the project. It discusses the overall process to identify how energy is consumed in the building, and how to save energy.

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Carrot or Stick: Motivating Change in Building Occupants

This course provides an overview of Army installations and net zero, while looking at how to influence energy and recycling behavior. This course will also cover strategies for residential units and show how occupant behavior can affect energy conservation.

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